Shelly Valderrama is such a big fan of Parkland Hospital, I've really become a big fan too. Look at the fantastic new Parkland Hospital just now starting construction. Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX is ranked nationally in 2 adult specialties. It was also high-performing in 3 adult specialties, as shown below. Parkland Memorial Hospital is a 672-bed general medical and surgical facility with 41,364 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 7,127 annual inpatient and 9,522 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 147,197 visits. Parkland Memorial Hospital is a teaching hospital. It is accredited by the Joint Commission (JC). I hope that Parkland can continue to provide the outstanding care and that budget cost will not stop the progress for this much needed improvement! Let your voice be heard if Parkland Hospital is important to you. Please be a voice for the people that need the great care that Parkland Hospital provides.
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Parkland Memorial Hospital's board of managers approved a preliminary site plan Tuesday for a campus that will be built on 26 acres across Harry Hines Boulevard from where the 54-year-old hospital sits.The main tower of the new hospital will have almost 2 million square feet of floor space, making it almost twice the size of the current one.The planning effort has focused on the main hospital building, the most complex component of the new campus, officials said. The hospital tower will be surrounded by two clinic buildings, a central utility plant and a massive parking garage. The site also has space for a second garage and future expansion of the main hospital.Visitors, patients and staff will have easy access to a DART rail station and bus transfer station, both of which are adjacent to the campus' main buildings.The hospital's first floor will house a much-expanded emergency department that includes Parkland's trauma center and a separate treatment area for Dallas County jail inmates. "We wanted to be sure we had the emergency room's ambulatory entrance right there on Harry Hines," said John M. Haupert, the hospital's chief operating officer."Most hospitals put the emergency entrance out of the way in the back of the building," he said. "That's where we'll have the ambulances arriving."The hospital's second floor will include the pharmacy, imaging and other testing areas, while services related to Parkland's busy labor and delivery units will be on the third floor. Neonatal intensive care will occupy the fourth floor.The rest of the hospital's floors are divided among surgical and medical uses, including a new burn unit on the sixth floor and psychiatric and rehabilitation units on the 17th floor.
The roof will have three helipads for patients arriving by helicopter. The current hospital has a helipad on a nearby parking garage.The date of occupancy is not known due to the complexity of the move," said Walter_Jones, senior vice president of health care facilities, planning and development.
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